Block A, Centre House
Thursday 3rd May 2012
Choreographer Arlene Phillips is surviving on just £1 a day to highlight the reality faced by billions of people living below the poverty line.
The former Strictly Come Dancing judge is four days into her Live Below The Line Challenge, a campaign highlighting extreme poverty and raising funds for charities including Malaria No More UK.
Live Below The Line encourages people to live on £1 a day for five days for all their food and drink spending from May 7 to 11. It aims to highlight the reality faced by 1.4 billion people across the world.
So far the choreographer has raised £2,500 to support the work of Malaria No More UK, which helps to tackle the disease in Africa and save lives.
Arlene, from London, said: "I think Malaria No More UK's mission to end deaths once and for all is incredibly inspiring and something we can all get behind. I've learned a lot during the challenge and have a real sense of achievement, although I have to admit, I'm looking forward to an espresso.
"I hope people across the country will join me and support this important cause by signing up to Live Below The Line next week and help save lives from malaria."
Helen Mabberley, Malaria No More UK's fundraising manager said: "One of the great things about Live Below The Line is that anyone can do it with no training required, just some careful planning.
"What's more taking part in the challenge is an unforgettable experience, and an empowering way to make a real difference in the fight against poverty-linked diseases like malaria."
To sponsor Arlene visit http://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/arlenephillips.
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